This rite is performed before an icon of a saint, either after Vesper prayers or after the Eucharistic . Sometimes the rite is performed during a visit of the tomb or the pilgrimage center of a saint. In commemoration of the saint, the faithful the Adam—a glorification of the saint’s life, virtues, miracles, and homilies.

The priest then reads a homily or a collection of performed by the saint, after which the faithful sing hymns of praise for the saint commemorated.